On the first leg of our journey, we spent two nights at Lake Havasu State Park. This is a new area to us, and it definitely was a place I would come back to. We were in site 37 at the state park, which I think may have been the best site there. We had a view out the front of the lake, with no sites in front of us, just a beach area. Beautiful views and sunsets. This area is definitely about water activities including boating, fishing and other water sports.
Here's the view sitting under our awning.
And here is the sunset on our first night. Both nights, clouds popped up late afternoon over the hills.
The lake was formed when the Parker Dam was built over the Colorado River in the late 1930s. Lake Havasu City began in the early 1960s when entrepreneur Robert McCulloch purchased 26 square miles and along with C.V. Wood, the master planner of Disneyland, enticed prospective land buyers to the area. There are now over 50,000 residents, and nearly a million tourists each year.
In 1967 the city of London put the London Bridge up for sale. McCulloch purchased it for $2.46 million. Each block was numbered and the entire bridge was disassembled and shipped to Lake Havasu. Total cost was over $5 million. There it was rebuilt on land, and then a channel from the Colorado River was dug under it. A quaint English village tourist area was built next to the bridge.
The gate to the village was purchased from Witley Court in Worcester, England, a palace that was in decline and being sold.
Lake Havasu is a beautiful portion of Arizona, and having a lake in the desert is a great find.
Today we drove to Mesquite, Nevada. Our route took us around Las Vegas. The traffic at midday was a big dicey, but Kevin handled it so well, as he always does. I get so nervous when we are towing in heavy traffic. It's a good thing I'm not the driver.
We are staying one night at Sun Resorts RV Park in Mesquite. It's a small, but very nice park. Sites are very spacious and beautifully maintained. There are not many amenities, other than s small clubhouse and a putting green, but a great place for a short stay.
I maintain a campground review page as part of this blog. You can visit that page by clicking on the link under the header picture at the top. I have reviewed every campground we have stayed at since beginning our full time RV journey in 2010.
Tomorrow we head to Provo, where we will stay 3 nights while we explore the Salt Lake City area. This is another new area for us to visit.
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